Light up L.A.’s skies

25 Aug

Rethink Afghanistan is partnering with L.A.-based street artist Leba to create a deeply moving memorial to those who’ve been killed in Afghanistan, but we need your help.

Can you contribute $10 to help us launch 1,500 floating lanterns from the rooftops of L.A. to educate and remind people about the consequences of this war?

The Afghanistan War has been a 10-year disaster, with more than 1,500 U.S. troops killed and countless civilians dead. With most of the mainstream media working to sell militarism to our neighbors, it’s our responsibility to put the true human cost of this fiasco in the public mind.

Leba is a street artist known for including social commentary in his art, and he’s busy creating “The Remember Project,” which will launch on September 8, 2011 at the Downtown L.A. Artwalk. The project will feature the names of the first 1,500 U.S. troops killed in the war etched onto floating lanterns to create a striking visual in the skies over Los Angeles, reminding people of the human tragedy of the Afghanistan War. This project, however, can’t launch without funding to finish crafting the lanterns. That’s why we’re coming to you.

Please donate $10 and help us get Leba the funding he needs to launch “The Remember Project.” Your financial support will help keep the consequences of war front-and-center in people’s minds.

Sincerely,

Derrick Crowe, Robert Greenwald,
and the Brave New Foundation team

Donate hereDonate today to help bring an end to this atrocious war that’s not making us any safer.

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